Robin (Bell) Dodson wins the Gordon 9-ball tournament in Boston.

Robin (Bell) Dodson wins the Gordon 9-ball tournament in Boston.

Post by BILLIARD » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00


It was amazing that anyone could concentrate at that tourny.  The music
was so loud during the match I saw on thursday, I would have to wonder how
anyone could hear any paging in that place.  I commend anyone that can
play under those conditions.  PS Those women were looking real sharp!  I
wish the men would up the dress code for  their tournys too.   Adds a
little more class.
 
 
 

Robin (Bell) Dodson wins the Gordon 9-ball tournament in Boston.

Post by David » Sun, 24 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>From: John Matias <jmatias>
>Subject: Robin (Bell) Dodson wins the Gordon 9-ball tournament in Boston.
>Date: 22 Sep 1995 05:44:02 GMT
>The day went as follows:
>semi #1
>Vivian V.
>Loree Jon w(7,2)
>semi #2
>Jeanette Lee
>Robin Dodson w(7,5)
>Finals
>Loree Jon
>Robin D.  w(7,6)
>Robin took the first two games.  They then "played chess" for several matches
>--
>Loree's safes were amazingly executed.  Finally, the race to seven slows down
>to one game.  Robin broke, got to the 5 ball and missed.  Loree took over a
>good
>spread with most balls near the pockets.  The 8 and 9 are at opposite ends of
>the table near the corner pockets.  She cut the 8 in the corner but hit it too
>hard, forcing her to pocket the 9 in the far corner pocket.  The race to seven
>now rides on 1 shot!  The 9 rattles the pocket, Robin sinks the duck for $20k.
>Wow.
>The game was played at Boston Billiards.  Half the hall was set aside for the
>tournament, the other was open to the public.  It was unfortunate when
>Jeanette Lee was going for the 9 in the third game that one of the waitresses
>made an announcemnt over the PA system ("joe shmoe, your table is ready..")
>right before she stroked.  She missed a simple shot and appeared very upset at
>the undo distraction.  It's a shame this happened during tournament play.
>john

I was at Boston Billiards watching this tournament, and witnessed Loree Jon
Jones' near miss of the 9-Ball in the final game.

The position was approximately like this:

------------------------      (C=Cue Ball, 9=9-BALL)
|      9              |
| C            |        
|              |        
------------------------

I was standing next to an old pool veteran, and immediately before the shot he
started going mad -- like an animal before an earthquake. He started yelling
to me that she was going to play the 9 down in the corner, and that it was
going to wiggle around in the pocket and leave an easy shot for Dodson. I
assured him that the shot wasn't that hard, but he insisted, saying that "the
corner pocket has been playing like that all night." And, of course, the shot
worked out exactly as he predicted.

His recommendation:
Play it for the side pocket on the same rail. This way, the only way to miss
is to hit the point in front of the pocket, sending it down to the end rail
where there would be no shot.

Interesting. But I tried the shot several times, and at least twice hit the
far point and came back. Still, I'll keep his advice in mind next time I have
to make a $20,000 shot on the 9-ball.

                                David K.

 
 
 

Robin (Bell) Dodson wins the Gordon 9-ball tournament in Boston.

Post by POOLSHOT » Mon, 25 Sep 1995 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:

>His recommendation:
>Play it for the side pocket on the same rail. This way, the only way to
miss
>is to hit the point in front of the pocket, sending it down to the end
rail
>where there would be no shot.

>Interesting. But I tried the shot several times, and at least twice hit
the
>far point and came back. Still, I'll keep his advice in mind next time I
have

>to make a $20,000 shot on the 9-ball.

You will never see my play a ball like that in the side, since the corner
pockets play so much bigger than the side pockets.

Steve Cook

 
 
 

Robin (Bell) Dodson wins the Gordon 9-ball tournament in Boston.

Post by Dere » Sat, 30 Sep 1995 04:00:00

*] You will never see my play a ball like that in the side, since the corner
*] pockets play so much bigger than the side pockets.

true, but the old guy has a point; and i shoot FAR too many shots like that
into side pockets.  got quite a name at the poolroom i play for doing so,
in fact... it doesn't seem to be too much more difficult than making sure
you hit SQUARELY into the corner pocket, since with tight corners on a
table, even the slightest nick on the short rail might cause the object
ball to rattle and hang.  Perhaps it's just a mental thing... i've never
been scared of cutting balls into the side before, so i shoot those a lot
better than most.  Opinions?

*] Steve Cook
--

    "LOOK!  DUCKS!  BIG ***ING DUCKS!  BITING THE HEADS OFF OF NUNS!"    
          "I toasted the enemy, cursed the flag, saluted the glass
           and dashed the King in the fireplace."  - Sir Rodney

 GAT d-- -p+ c++(++++) l++ u++ e* m- s++/- n--- h/- f?/+ g- w++ t-- r+ y++(**)

   This is Mac.                                            \\\\|////
   He wants to travel the world.                           ( O   O )
   Please add him to your .sig and help him.          ---oOOo--U--oOOo---

 
 
 

Robin (Bell) Dodson wins the Gordon 9-ball tournament in Boston.

Post by LAKOTA JEST » Tue, 03 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>*] You will never see my play a ball like that in the side, since the corner
>*] pockets play so much bigger than the side pockets.

>true, but the old guy has a point; and i shoot FAR too many shots like that
>into side pockets.  got quite a name at the poolroom i play for doing so,
>in fact... it doesn't seem to be too much more difficult than making sure
>you hit SQUARELY into the corner pocket, since with tight corners on a
>table, even the slightest nick on the short rail might cause the object
>ball to rattle and hang.  Perhaps it's just a mental thing... i've never
>been scared of cutting balls into the side before, so i shoot those a lot
>better than most.  Opinions?

>*] Steve Cook
>--

>    "LOOK!  DUCKS!  BIG ***ING DUCKS!  BITING THE HEADS OFF OF NUNS!"
>          "I toasted the enemy, cursed the flag, saluted the glass
>           and dashed the King in the fireplace."  - Sir Rodney

> GAT d-- -p+ c++(++++) l++ u++ e* m- s++/- n--- h/- f?/+ g- w++ t-- r+ y++(**)

>   This is Mac.                                            \\\\|////
>   He wants to travel the world.                           ( O   O )
>   Please add him to your .sig and help him.          ---oOOo--U--oOOo---

I agree, side pockets shots are what test your confidence; whether
you kick, three rail or cut them in. Kick shots, made, are the best,
and I am getting to my old shooting level when I made 95% of my side
pockets shots, the 5% I didn't make became safeties.

I am at 65%: three rail, kick shots, one bankers, two railers...

Make 3 shots in any form and watch your opponent attempt to mimic
you and lose their stroke.

"He can't hit what he can't see!"

You are correct, people begin to know your name.